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NALCO observes Van Mahotsav with plantation drives

Bhubaneswar: 06/07/2019: National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), the Navratna PSU of Govt. of India, observed the week-long Van Mohatsav with massive plantation drives at company’s units and offices. In the premises of state-of-the-art Nalco’s Research and Technology Centre (NRTC), located at Bhubaneswar, a mass plantation drive was undertaken in association Odisha Forest department today. Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO, planting a sapling and formally launched the mass plantation drive at NRTC. Shri Kedar Kumar Swain, DFO of Chandaka Division, all Directors of NALCO, Senior officials and employees in large numbers participated with much enthusiasm and planted saplings of various fruits & medicinal plants in the NRTC premises.

Stressing the need for restoration of greenery, particularly after ‘Fani’ cyclone, Dr Chand shared the company’s plans on year-long afforestation drives at multiple locations in Bhubaneswar and other areas. “Besides, taking up plantation drives of native trees that adapt easily to the local conditions, we also aim at partnering with local communities at our operating units to promote plantation of species that can be socially beneficial” said Dr. Chand, in his address.

It may be mentioned that earlier as part of Van Mohoatsav week, mass plantation drives were also undertaken in Bhubaneswar in the premises of NALCO Corporate Office and NALCO residential areas.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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